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n a number of Confederate cavalry, headed by Colonel Forrest, of Mississippi, and three hundred Hessian cavalry, under Major Murray. The writer, after detailing a few preliminaries, says: Our men immediately put off in pursuit toward Calhoun, and in a short time came up with the enemy and opened fire upon his rear. The enemy wheeled and fired, but in a few moments fled in the wildest confusion, with our gallant band in hot pursuit. Never were men more terribly in earnest than was this Lincoln cavalry in their efforts to get away, and never were men more terribly in earnest than were our men in the pursuit. Over the hills and far away they flew, the capes of their large blue overcoats flying in the breeze, and reminding the pursuers of a flock of buzzards suddenly scared up from their feast. At first, their horses being fresh, they gained on us, but pretty soon it became evident that we were nearing them. Pistols loaded, sabres, and over-coats were strewn along the road. Icha
us in. We have disappointed them. We have broken their columns in almost every conflict. We have early acquired a prestige of success which has stricken terror into the Northern heart. Their grand armies have been held in check by comparatively few but stern-hearted men; and now they would invoke Kentucky valor to aid them in beating down the true sons of the South who have stood the shock, and in bringing common ruin upon Kentucky and her kindred people. Will you play this unnatural part, Kentuckians? Heaven forbid! The memories of the past forbid! The honor of your wives and daughters, your past renown, and the fair name of your posterity, forbid that you should strike for Lincoln and the abolition of slavery, against those struggling for the rights and independence of your kindred race! Strike with us for independence and the preservation of your property, and those Northern invaders of your soil will soon be driven across the Ohio. F. K. Zollicoffer, Brigadier-General.
the limits of the town. Commander Smith assured the Mayor and the citizens that we came for the purpose of removing the guns from the battery, and at the same time to protect them in their lawful occupation. He had no desire or orders to interfere with their institutions or to land troops. He told them that he intended to make good Union men of their citizens in spite of themselves, but the Mayor replied: Don't flatter yourself; and a rabid secessionist — the cavalry officer — added: Old Abe Lincoln will never make a Union man of me; I'll pack myself and wife in a buggy and be off for New Orleans. Some of the other citizens manifested a similar spirit, but, on being shown the folly of their course, concluded to remain. After examining the battery, Commander Smith returned to the Lewis and ordered away two large boats, the same which were brought out on the Constitution, and they proceeded, under command of Acting-Master Ryder, accompanied by Acting-Master Merriam and Midshipman